All posts tagged "Junior Ortiz"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: June 14

    Plenty of trades in Pittsburgh Pirates history on this date, including two that involved Hall of Fame players and the same player getting traded in back-to-back years. We also have two birthdays and a rare hitting feat during the 1940’s in John Fredland’s, Jolly Roger Rewind. The Trades 1983: Marvell Wynne to...

  • Analysis
    Live-blogging the early 1990’s Pirates

    The first batch of 2012 Annuals is currently on its way to Tim's doorstep, and should start shipping by the weekend. The section of the book that I enjoyed working on the most was easily the story of the early 1990's Pirates teams. Beginning with Syd Thrift's discovery of undrafted free agent...

  • Pirates History
    A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1988

    After being as close to a perpetual contender as any team in the National League East, the Pirates went through what was to my teenage eyes the worst three years imaginable. 1984, 1985 and 1986 saw the Pirates finish dead last each season. Back then, I thought that three year stretch of...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 65 Recap: Bucs Get Maholm Enough Runs for a W

    There was more mayhem on the basepaths. There was a continued lack of offense from the Pirates. Thankfully, Paul Maholm continued to pitch very well. He tossed seven shutout innings and the Pirates scored three times to win 3-1. The Pirates scored early against Mike Pelfrey. Jose Tabata, Xavier Paul and Neil...

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